The table below looks at the statistics for VMware ESX skills in IT jobs advertised for the Kent region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited VMware ESX over the 3 months to 31 October 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
31 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
VMware ESX Server
Rank 96 107 73
Rank change year-on-year
+11 -34
Permanent jobs citing VMware ESX 1 2 8
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Kent 0.094% 0.16% 1.06%
As % of the System Software category 0.97% 1.59% 8.60%
Number of salaries quoted 1 2 6
Average salary £67,500 £50,000 £28,679
Average salary % change year-on-year
+35.00% +74.34%
UK excluding London average salary £39,250 £44,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
-10.79% +10.00%
VMware ESX
South East

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire System Software category in permanent jobs advertised in the Kent region.

System Software Category
Kent
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
System Software category
103 126 93
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Kent 9.66% 10.36% 12.29%
Number of salaries quoted 93 115 85
Average salary £49,000 £45,000 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+8.88% +20.00%
90% offered a salary of more than £32,500 £25,000 £23,000
10% offered a salary of more than £67,500 £45,000 £50,000
UK excluding London average salary £37,500 £38,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
-2.59% -3.75%

VMware ESX
Jobs Demand Trend in Kent

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of permanent IT jobs citing VMware ESX across the Kent region as a proportion of the total demand within the System Software category.

VMware ESX Jobs Demand Trend in Kent

VMware ESX
Salary Trend in Kent

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing VMware ESX across the Kent region.

VMware ESX Salary Trend in Kent

VMware ESX
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Kent

For the 6 months to 31 October 2014, IT jobs across the Kent region citing VMware ESX also mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of IT job ads sampled that cited VMware ESX.

1 5 (100.00%) VMware
1 5 (100.00%) VMware Infrastructure
2 4 (80.00%) YAML
2 4 (80.00%) VLAN
2 4 (80.00%) Ruby
2 4 (80.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
2 4 (80.00%) DevOps
2 4 (80.00%) UNIX
2 4 (80.00%) Windows
2 4 (80.00%) AIX
2 4 (80.00%) Solaris
2 4 (80.00%) Linux
2 4 (80.00%) JBoss
2 4 (80.00%) Apache
2 4 (80.00%) Tomcat
2 4 (80.00%) Java
2 4 (80.00%) Perl
2 4 (80.00%) PHP
2 4 (80.00%) SAN
2 4 (80.00%) HP
2 4 (80.00%) Finance
3 3 (60.00%) Disaster Recovery
3 3 (60.00%) Firewall
3 3 (60.00%) Dell
3 3 (60.00%) Control-M
3 3 (60.00%) Veritas
3 3 (60.00%) Red Hat
3 3 (60.00%) C
3 3 (60.00%) C++
3 3 (60.00%) IBM

VMware ESX
Top Related IT Skills in Kent by Category

For the 6 months to 31 October 2014, IT jobs across the Kent region citing VMware ESX also mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of IT job ads sampled that cited VMware ESX. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 4 (80.00%) JBoss
1 4 (80.00%) Apache
1 4 (80.00%) Tomcat
2 1 (20.00%) MS Exchange
2 1 (20.00%) Exchange Server 2007
2 1 (20.00%) Exchange Server 2010
Communications & Networking
1 4 (80.00%) SAN
1 4 (80.00%) VLAN
2 3 (60.00%) Firewall
2 3 (60.00%) LDAP
2 3 (60.00%) VPN
2 3 (60.00%) DNS
3 1 (20.00%) Wireless
3 1 (20.00%) iSCSI
3 1 (20.00%) NAS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (60.00%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 3 (60.00%) Atlassian Bamboo
General
1 4 (80.00%) Finance
2 3 (60.00%) Banking
3 1 (20.00%) Marketing
3 1 (20.00%) Legal
Job Titles
1 1 (20.00%) Consultant
1 1 (20.00%) Technical Consultant
1 1 (20.00%) Infrastructure Engineer
1 1 (20.00%) Team Leader
1 1 (20.00%) UNIX Engineer
1 1 (20.00%) UNIX Consultant
1 1 (20.00%) UNIX Team Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (80.00%) YAML
Operating Systems
1 4 (80.00%) UNIX
1 4 (80.00%) Windows
1 4 (80.00%) AIX
1 4 (80.00%) Solaris
1 4 (80.00%) Linux
1 4 (80.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
2 1 (20.00%) Windows Server 2012
2 1 (20.00%) Windows Server 2003
2 1 (20.00%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (80.00%) DevOps
2 3 (60.00%) Line Management
2 3 (60.00%) Mentoring
2 3 (60.00%) Disaster Recovery
2 3 (60.00%) Load Balancing
3 1 (20.00%) Incident Management
Programming Languages
1 4 (80.00%) Java
1 4 (80.00%) Perl
1 4 (80.00%) PHP
1 4 (80.00%) Ruby
2 3 (60.00%) C
2 3 (60.00%) C++
2 3 (60.00%) Python
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (20.00%) SLA
System Software
1 5 (100.00%) VMware Infrastructure
2 3 (60.00%) NFS
3 1 (20.00%) XenApp
3 1 (20.00%) XenDesktop
3 1 (20.00%) DFS Replication
3 1 (20.00%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 3 (60.00%) OpenView
1 3 (60.00%) Control-M
1 3 (60.00%) NetBackup
1 3 (60.00%) Puppet
1 3 (60.00%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 5 (100.00%) VMware
2 4 (80.00%) HP
3 3 (60.00%) Dell
3 3 (60.00%) Veritas
3 3 (60.00%) Red Hat
3 3 (60.00%) Oracle
3 3 (60.00%) IBM
3 3 (60.00%) Sun
4 1 (20.00%) Cisco
4 1 (20.00%) Citrix